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it a day at a time. >>> a political wound may be reopened in egypt. former president hosni mubarak has won his appeal and is going to get a new trial. an egyptian court overturned mubarak's life sentence for his role in the killing of protesters during egypt's revolution. mubarak supporters cheered in court when that decision came down. mubarak will remain in custody until his new trial starts. the next court date is likely in april. >>> a somber day for families marking the one-year anniversary of the costa con koerds ya cruise liner tragedy. 32 passengers and crew who died aboard the massive ship were remembered during a mass today on the small italian island where the liner ran aground. the ship is partially submerged still in the harbor. it's captain could face charges denying he did anything wrong. >>> the nfl playoffs are down to the final four. the atlanta falcons kicked that game wingfield goal in the final seconds defeating seattle 30-28. atlanta advancing to the conference championship game next week against san francisco. in the meantime, tom brady led new england to a 41-28 win
. >> the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted hosni mubarak. they say morrissey has betrayed the revolution, and dozens were injured. some hospitalized. nbc's amman joins me from cairo. let's talk about the protests, pro and conmorsi today. what is the overall feeling about president morsi two years in? >> if we had to measure it by the show of force or the protesters that are out today, you would say that on the second anniversary, his popularity among those on the streets, is very low. in fact, you know, andrea, we're standing several hundred feet among one of the streets near the division building here, and the tear gas that is being used is so strong we can feel it here in our office. these clashes have been by protesters who say that president morsi and the muslim brotherhood are taking over egypt and betraying the aspirations of a revolution they foot for two years ago. now, no doubt, president morsi and the muslim brotherhood enjoy support and popularity. they are not on the streets today. that is because the muslim brotherhood has ordered their supporters and their fo
of hosni mubarak and an arab spring that inspired hope across the middle east. that hope, though, has given way to utter chaos and deadly violence. so much so that the defense minister there in the new government is today warning that it could lead to the collapse of the state. protesters this time unhappy with the muhammad morsi government have defied a curfew and instead have been fighting openly with police along the famed suez canal. cairo also has erupted into violence. dozens of people have been killed. our ben wedeman is live in cairo for us. this is democracy, and democracy, ben, is not pretty. but at the same time, why is it that we're seeing so much violence instead of a political action to try to change the government that's currently in place? that was elected by them? >> reporter: i think it's important to keep in mind that this is a revolution. revolutions don't last 18 days. they can go on for years. this country was essentially under military rule for about 60 years. therefore, when all the controls go, when people take to the streets and fight against the military and again
in the book, a fundamental central player to the egyptian revolution that overthrew hosni mubarak, and their response to the port say yesterday soccer riot is a very interesting part of what's taking place right there. the focus on the police as opposed to going after other souk soccer clubs and the third thing, and i don't think once again this has been talked about nearly enough, has been the historic -- no matter what one things about president obama, the historic nature of electing the first african-american president in 2008 had an effect of raising the confidence of athletes, particularly african-american athletes. >> that brings me to my second question. >> yeah. >> there's been tremendous pressure on athletes to essentially shut up and play unless they are endorsing something. >> exactly. >> and an increasing number of athletes don't seem to be separating their politics from the profession. this is a recent example, a power forward for the nba's denver nuggets. take a look and i want to talk about this on the other side. >> my mom to my right is mahassan and my mom to the
to the overthrow of the egyptian president, hosni mubarak. horses charging into the crowds, tank and armored vehicles and snipers all over the place. hundreds of egyptian protesters killed. and then it was over. the arab spring had come to egypt. those were days of high optimism. i was in egypt with secretary of state hillary clinton a few weeks after the revolution. we walked around tahrir square with little security. egyptians were thrilled to see her. i remember the near euphoria when she went to the nearby u.s. sem bass see to thank the american diplomats for their hard work during the historic days. >> madam secretary, what did you think of tahrir square? were you moved by what you saw there? >> it was very exciting and moving for me to go to tahrir square and have some sense of what those amazing days must have been like here in cairo and i am so looking forward to helping in any way that we can in this transformation and all the work that needs to be done. >> that was then. this is egypt now. huge concrete blocks surround all entrances to the u.s. embassy. the graffiti reads, no morsi
hosni mubarak will get a new trial. in the killings of peaceful protesters during the arab spring. mubarak will stay in jail while awaits his next court date but that's likely to happen in april. >>> the president says he has no plans to mint that $1 trillion coin. the administration would mint the coin to avert government default. >>> the corvette gets a new look with an old name for its 60th birthday, general motors revamped and revealed the new stingray as the most fuel efficient base model ever made. >>> quentin tarantino the award winning director, writer and screen producer latest it "django unchained." >> the next nominated film has been talked about for its memorable dialogue, twisty plot, incredible action, can't look away, but can't take your eyes off of the violence. quintin tarantino, nominated -- i hear you brother -- rock star. nominated for best director and screen play. >> okay, so that was on stage, but the real story. that happened backstage. entertainment correspondent michelle turner is in los angeles. guess who was backstage for those controversial comments, n
development out of egypt as they order a retile of hosni mubarak. he was convicted of killing hundreds of protestors that ended in regime. the ruling coming two years after his downfall with egypt still mired in political turmoil. coner powell has more on the story. >> reporter: there were loud cries of joy and celebration in the courtroom as the judge issued his acquittal notice. members and supporters of the mubarak government were happy to see this outcome believing that this was the due justice that the former president deserves and they were heard scream, long live justice. defense lawyers argued that mubarak didn't know about the killings and he didn't direct the killings on protestors two years ago. the judge agreed that mubarak and former chief of security will be re-tried along with several others who were part of the government that were acquitted during the first trial. as of now, there has not been a trial set but mubarak remains in jail temporarily and facing charges of corruption. it was reported that he was on deathbed and health dleipg. there were reports he had fallen
the ouster of hosni mubarak and as the country was going to reshape itself said this. quote, i would not look to the u.s. constitution if i were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. lawmakers we talked to said hey we've amended our constitution many times, that framework was built into it and talk of scrapping the document that pre detectives things like freedom of speech and religion is lewd today rust. here is g.o.p. senator mike lee. >> i do understand how it is that we would go about deciding which provisions to follow and which ones to scrap without going for the amendment process? that sound chaotic and it would lead to a certain degree of lawlessness within our government. >> reporter: the professor said it would not unravel our society and says we have disobeyed it many times in the past and our country is still standing. uma: shannon thank you very much. jon: the political battle over immigration reform and why the latest effort could have a big impact on the midterm elections, that is ahead. plus, a push to put guns in the hands of teachers. [ whistle blows ] hi victor! mom? mp
spring had just toppled hosni mubarak. however, now it's dismal, dirty, and depressing and i raised the issue with president morsi. >> i was at tahrir square and it was pretty quiet. >> yes, it is. but sometimes the media is exaggerating things. there's competition, also, with tourism in the world. this means it's to try to show as if security in egypt is wrecked, which is not correct. we don't have which is suffering. sometimes. not other times. but the rest of egypt, the rest of cairo is quiet and good. >> if you get this loan from the imf, that will help? kbl that helps. that helps. that doesn't solve the whole problem but it helps. >> what's the most important thing when you come to the united states you would like to hear from the u.s. government? >> the most important thing for me is to have real friendship between egyptians and americans. >> so what does that mean? >> what that means is mutual balance of relationships. mutual benefits. now, i need to acknowledge -- i need expertise in different directions to help. i have resources. now, experience of the united states as far
has ordered a retrial for former president hosni mubarak. i'm joined by msnbc contributor, joy reed, and tara mcinnis, executive director for american for progress action fun and professor of linguistics and contributing editor at the new republic and columnist at the "new york daily news" and amy goodman, author and, of course, host of "democracy now." >>> this week president obama anoupsed three cabinet nominations all white men. the five departures which as of wednesday include hilda solace to our males. the appointments have called into question the president's commitment to diversity in his second term, concerns by a mick kmur in "the new york times" on tuesday, showing president obama last month in the oval office surrounded by his closest advisers discussing fiscal cliff negotiations. 1 of 11 is a woman, valerie jarrett who's leg is barely visible. that picture is not fully illustrative of the president's record. according to the "new york times" 43% of mr. obama's appointees have been women. that's roughly the same as clinton and one-third more than george w. bush and he's n
could have miscalculated as badly as they did. >> he miscalculated in exactly the way that hosni mubarak did. he overreached. he came in with a reasonable mandate. and if he had tried to reach out and work with other elements within the state then things might have worked out very differently. because he's overreached, he is now quasi peril lous in some places and the economy is tanking. >> you know, the story of the egyptian people and the egyptian middle class is a fascinating story. they have obviously, the rest of the arab world follows what egypt does. one-third of arabs in the world are in egypt. they've always been the leader of that civilization. but this is -- these are people that haven't been swept up in islamic radicalism through the years. i remember the brutal attacks of tourists in luxor back in the late 1990s. it so offended the egyptian middle class that it was seen as a terrible setback within the ranks of al qaeda in the long-term. >> that's right. a lot of people voted for the muslim brotherhood and voted for other islamic parties not because they particularly wanted
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